Best Quilt Cover for Summer

women wrapping in white quilt cover

Okay, so it's summer, and all the rules are different when it comes to bedding. You just need something that'll keep your body protected from the midnight breeze, but you also need something that'll keep you cool at the same time. Is it asking for too much?

Well, no, of course not. Your sleep time is sacred, and the bedding should correspond—it should give you the best sleeping experience imaginable.

And fabric and material play a huge role here. Not all quilt covers are created equal when it comes to hot summer nights.

That's why we suggest taking a look at the best bedding, and in particular, the best quilt covers for summer.


Bamboo is the perfect material for every season. It's good for the summer months, but also for winter. It just does the job perfectly! First of all, it's incredibly soft, making your bed a super comfy spot even on the hottest of nights.

How come, you'd ask? Well, for one, bamboo is a natural, breathable material. At the same time, it also has thermoregulatory properties. This means that it easily adjusts to your body temperature but manages to keep you cool if it's too hot outside because it's so airy. Talk about having the cake and eating it too!

Also, bamboo naturally has hypoallergenic and antimicrobial properties, which is perfect for the summer months when you usually sweat more. Bamboo quilt covers will make sure that you're not attacked by allergies and also those nasty microorganisms.


Linen is a good summer option because of its breathability. It is a well-known fabric for summer because it can absorb moisture. But don't worry! This will not make you feel wet. Because of the natural properties of linen and the flax plant, it also dries really quickly.

Linen is light, it's breathable, and what's also very important - it's one of the most durable fabrics out there. And the best part is that it gets softer with every wash, and we know how often we wash the sheets in summer!

It's also a natural material coming from the flax plant, which makes it good for the skin as well.


Cotton is another very popular fabric that can be used for different weather conditions. It is cheap, affordable, and comes in countless varieties, and it's ubiquitous, making it super available wherever you are.

Cotton is a breathable material, and similarly to linen, it also absorbs sweat and dries quickly.

There are many different types of cotton that differ in their thread count, quality, softness, etc.


Okay, we know this sounds a bit over the top—it's for the people who want a fancier sleeping experience. Silk is a luxuriously soft and light material, and it makes for truly special summer nights. In terms of breathability and temperature regulation, it's not as good as the other materials mentioned here. 

Also, silk is very gentle and hence harder to maintain. You always have to be very careful when you're washing it, which can be a bit of a nuisance. Not to mention it can be too expensive for those with a limited budget.


Summer can be a bit annoying when it comes to getting quality sleep, but with the right bedding, you can alleviate the discomfort and actually feel cooler.

As you were able to see, bamboo and linen make for the best summer quilt cover fabrics. It's because they perform great when it comes to several criteria, including breathability, moisture-wicking properties, drying quickly, and durability. Also, they're pretty easy to wash and maintain in the hot summer months when all you want to do is wash everything over and over again due to sweat.

In any event, choose what works best for you. Wear some of these materials and see which ones make you feel the most comfortable, and then decide what you're going to use in the bedroom as well.